Sixth grade was SO much easier for Danielle. All her friends were in the same room and she knew what to expect from her life. But now that she's in seventh grade, she's in a new middle school, her friends are in different classes and forming new cliques, and she is completely lost.
When Danielle inherits a magical sketchbook from her eccentric great aunt Elma, she draws Madison, an ideal best friend that springs to life right off the page! But even when you create a best friend, it's not easy navigating the ups and downs of relationships, and before long Danielle and Madison are not exactly seeing eye-to-eye.
To make matters worse, Danielle has drawn the head of her favorite (and totally misunderstood) cartoon villain, Prince Neptune. He's also come to life and is giving her terrible advice about how to make people like her. When she rejects him and he goes on a rampage during a school pep rally, Danielle and Madison have to set aside their differences to stop him!
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Kristen Gudsnuk is the creator of the comic series Henchgirl, and the illustrator of the book series VIP by Jen Calonita. In her spare time she performs with the band Sally. Kristen learned everything she knows about art and life from Sailor Moon, X-Men, and Animorphs. She lives in New York City with her supportive dog and loyal boyfriend.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Have you ever read the book Making Friends? Well, I have read the book “Making Friends”. This book is about a girl who finds this magical drawing book. This book makes things come alive EVEN if they are not existing. The main character, Dany or Danielle, finds this drawing book interesting and draws herself a friend. Although there were down times between Dany and her friends, the point for Madison’s ( Dany’s friend that she drew) existence was to keep her up and going to class, make her look pretty, help her with her grades, be her friend, and most of all so she wouldn’t get picked on or bullied by other people because she didn’t have any friends. It stops NOW!....... I would definitely recommend this book to others. Mostly to people who like graphic Novels/ comic books, AND like to read about friendships. This book can be different. The book can be sad or happy to VERY emotional people, it can also be a tad bit boring but at the same time very exciting. Although it can be a little boring to people who do NOT like graphic novels, I would still recommend it to others. It doesn’t hurt to try something new!
This story started out really well. Danielle experienced a dreaded schedule in school, where her friends were assigned to different classes. I had that happen a couple of times, including when we had two separate lunch periods in high school. However, I ended up making a friend who is still my best friend ten years later. Danielle handled the situation differently. Dani found a magic sketchbook that would bring her drawings to life, so she drew a best friend. Things became tricky when her friend began looking for her own family, who do not exist since she was created on paper. Dani also drew the head of Prince Neptune, a character on a show similar to Sailor Moon. He came to life and tried to control Dani. I think Dani could have handled the situation better. Things got really out of control at the end, which left everyone with magic powers. This was a random ending to the story. Also, I don’t think Dani learned from her mistake of creating friends in her sketchbook. This situation could have been portrayed in a more realistic way to help the young readers who may also go through the same experience.